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Durga Chincholi - Professional Photographer
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Instead of asking what's the cost of baby photoshoot, I urge you to ask  what's your budget for preserving TIME ?

Before you download my pricing guide, ask yourself this question first please. Because its not just few pretty photos its storytelling/documentary or simply put what you hold most precious right now !

If you are just here to look at pricing ( even without looking at my work, we might not be right for each other ) 

  • Whats the cost of Photoshoot ?
    A pdf with pricing details is available on this page for you to download Pricing has been kept transparent and all inclusive. Any extra charges ( outstation, extra hours ) Will be discussed prior so no surprise charges given at end of the session.
  • What if we do not like the Photos ?
    The final delivery will be similar to the portfolio with style and edit, and will be showing you the results during the session itself. To protect interest of both the parties, advance will be non-refundable for the time invested and rest of the payment will be not be taken with no photographs shared with client. NO EDITED PHOTOS /FILM will be shared unless full amount is paid.
  • Privacy , We do not wish our photographs to be seen by others
    NOTE : 100 % privacy on any nudity involved, Breastfeeding, bathing of baby etc All sessions are given 20 % full privacy which means you can let me know few photographs which you wish not to be shared with others. If you wish for 100% Privacy Rs. 10,000 EXTRA will be applicable. As only by sharing client work as an artist I can run a sustainable business.
  • Our Home does not look good
    Home is home regardless how it looks. Memories are made in between all that chaos and imperfection. I request parents to just make it as clutter free as possible by keeping counters empty ( you can just hide things below till the shoot ends) As long as you have a decent amount of natural light at home, we can work around it.
  • What do we wear
    Plain clothing without designs / distractions for ladies and kids. No wordings on T shirt for men. No neons. This is to ensure focus is your expression Will be sharing a prep guide PDF before session to help you out better.
  • We live in a small city / different city, Can you do a outstation shoot
    I currently live in Pathankot, Punjab. Which is close to Amritsar, Chandigarh, Dalhousie and Dharamshala. ( On Prior booking ) But I do travel few times a year to Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Goa. ( Dates will be announced thru email/Instagram post) durga@snugglediaries.com If its none of the above, Please do mail. If I end up planning would love to do your session.
  • Do you shoot Events / Wedding ?
    Currently No
  • Is there any photobook/album included ?
    Once you receive your edited images, I give an option to buy a memory box & Album prints. Its box with individual prints of all the photos. I also give recommendation for DIY too.
  • What is Family Film? what will be covered
    Family film is all about few hours of your family time together with a voice over in your voice. Parents plan session according to what hols close to them.
  • Family film with 1 year old , How would it look ?
    Majority of my clients are with One year old kids as its considered a major milestone. Here is a small family film with one year old baby
  • What should we prepare for Documentary Film
    List of favorite things your family loves doing together ( Breakfast at dinning table, playing park, tantrums while playing etc ) Love letter to your kids to read out for audio for the film ( optional ) Other options are Q& A for random questions so you just speak your heart out. Please view all documentary family films here https://www.snugglediaries.com/documentary-family-films
  • We are not comfortable, What if we are awkward infant of camera..
    I am a Hybrid shooter ( photos & film simultaneously. You wouldn't know what's happening I shoot on SILENT mode. Which means no click sound. We have a lot of conversation and I ease you into it..
  • How do I plan our Family Session
    Imagine the ideal day you wish to spend with your kids doing what they love. That's it ! Families give me a small list of favorite things to do together - Our hanging out time in living room - When I read to my kid - The way my baby looks at me while he/she smiles - The way me and my partner argue over little things Note: Its the way you see your family, As every family is different hence stories are different.
  • Is storytelling photos right for me and my family ?
    If you are looking for something more meaning full no matter if you are still dating or soon to be parents, storytelling photos are way to cherish your today. Note : If my work evoked bit of an emotion this is right for you, If you looking for Props and glamour, may be not the right photographer for you.
  • why are you sessions expensive than studio sessions ?
    I dont sell few photos with a lot of smiling faces and awkward poses. You'll get complete opposite smiles and laughter showing all your teeth, Crying photos of your babies ( Well its a big part of their life ) , serious look between your partner and you and ALL the tiny details which is close to you. Its your beautiful story just the way it is .. PRESERVED !!! Work terms, Storytelling sessions are customized and a lot of time is invested to each session. And I give my all so I dont half ass it.. Re-Sheduling Policy - You are allowed to postpone your session if your child hasn't slept properly or not feeling well without any extra charges. ( Not for out-station shoots) Privacy Policy - All Sessions have 20% prior 100% privacy included. You get to choose 20% photos to not to be shown to public - All feeding photos are given 100% privacy without asking
  • We are awkward in front of the camera / Camera shy .. how does it work then?
    Well a stranger is right in front of you asking you to relax and romance with smiles. Lol you are obviously going to be awkward and shy. ( Not if you are pro in modeling than that's a different case ) Well I felt and still feel terrible when it comes to camera on my face, you'll see me covering my face like below.. Hence my solution is to do it on stealth mode, I shoot in silent mode ( without a CLICK sound ) move around a lot and TALK TALK TALK just like you having a chai with me. When you start feeling weird, I walk away and give breaks.. a lot of them.. or just hang around and get to know you. Each session depends on my clients, some wish for silence and some want me to talk. Well silent understanding I do what's required.
  • Husband is reluctant , How do we get family photos
    You are not ALONE !!! trust me not that.. a lot of mums face this. Solution 1 : Please let him know there will be No POSING , No Awkwardness.. If he wishes, He can just have a cup of coffee and whole session will be around that. Solution 2 : You can go ahead with motherhood session without the spouse being in it. ( worst case scenario )
  • Put on a lot of weight with child birth, Not sure if I would look good
    Let me tell you this, I have put on 40 Kgs during pregnancy and I know exactly how it feels !! But our kids love the way we are and wish to remember it just the way it is. TIME is limited and our reasons will always vary. - Wait for loosing those extra weight - Wait for re-decor to be done - Wait for a special occasion Well life doesn't wait and TIME is the most precious thing we have. So its NOW ! and I mean it !
  • My Kid is very shy and doesn't like photoshoot
    8 out of 10 Kids hate posing, feel awkward infant of camera and wish to be left alone with their toys. In the age of Phone photos being overdone, last thing is forcing them to take some good photos. I DO NOT POSE KIDs NO FORCING what's so ever All sessions are KIDS LED, means they get to do whatever they wish. - Let them make a mess - Let them plan the session - Make it all about what your kid loves to do - Work on making real memories
  • Do you do brand shoots / commercial
    Love working with brand dealing with motherhood products Sample film for Kids clothing brand
  • Work with NGO's
    Would love to work with NGO's Documentary film for special school in Baramulla
  • Where will the shoot take place
    Place were you are most comfortable You home Favorite Cafe Beach Train / Metro Garden Places which you usually wish to visit while spending time with your partner.
  • We are shy couple and do not like posing, How does it work ?
    You will be on a date and I will just be third wheel who follows around. Shoot will be on silent mode ( you wouldn't know when I click ) Once you are comfortable will be using few prompts ( not posing ) example, 'Can you walk to that place' ,' hold your hand' etc keeping your comfort the utmost priority.
  • Whats the cost of Birth photography
    Different cost for planned and natural birth due to the nature of it. Starts from Rs.35,000 for planned birthing and Rs.60,000 for natural birth. Only after discussing in detail quotation will be shared as many things are involved ( Hospital permission, Any medical complication etc )
  • We want Newborn Baby photos in hospital right after birth
    Will be coming in with first 48 hours after baby's birth to capture the moments between family and newborn baby. It will be my endeavor to reach there as soon as possible, but due to the nature of natural birth being unpredictable 48 hours of window is promised to make necessary arrangements.
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